Past Tense by Lee Child – book review by Liza from books.books.books

Past Tense by Lee Child – book review by Liza from books.books.books

Jack Reacher is on the road again heading across America.  He doesn’t get very far with his planned trip as he happens to see a sign which reads ‘Laconia, New Hampshire’.  It’s where Jack’s father was born and fled from at age 17 to join the Marines.  No-one in the family had ever gone back as there were no grandparents or aunts and uncles to visit.  He thinks that he will take the detour to go see where his father grew up as it will only be a day out of his road trip.


At the same time that Jack sees the sign, a little further away – down a densely forested road – a car breaks down.  A young Canadian couple are trying to get to New York to sell a treasure which will set them up financially for the foreseeable future.  They are stranded at an isolated motel in the middle of nowhere.  There are no other people around except for two very creepy men who allegedly run the motel.


When Jack reaches Laconia he goes to the Clerk’s office to find the whereabouts of his father’s old family home.  No-one has ever heard of any Reacher family having lived in Laconia. Jack knows his father never went back to Laconia but could it be that he was never there?


Another nail biting adventure which all Jack Reacher fans – old and new – will enjoy.

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